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Words of support needed for Pavel, Ivan and Ilaria

Dear All,

I believe many of you heard about the terrible accident at Woodcocks road on Wednesday evening August 30th.
Pavel Kravtsov and his children Ivan and Ilaria were delivered to Auckland hospital in a critical condition.

After the initial danger behind, they are starting to recover. This is a slow and painful process.
While they are receiving all possible support from the family, friends and hospital staff,
it would be of tremendous help if those who know the family could leave a few notes of encouragement with a personal touch.

Reading these warm comments will give strength to Pavel, Ivan and Ilaria and speed up their physical, mental and spiritual healing.

Please send your thoughts and wishes to Vasily Kravtsov (Pavel’s brother’s) email:
[email protected]

Thank you,
Dmitri and Lena Roukine

Wooden fruit bins for sale

Used, as is condition. $20 each for 1, 2 or 3, $15 each for 4 or more.
Untreated pine with treated pine runners that contact the ground.
Bin Dimensions in mm:
External: 1200 x 1200 x 770.
Internal (ignoring corner posts): 1150 x 1150 x 640.
Collection from Lothlorien Winery. We can load them with our forklift for transport.
Contact Dale or Eli

Rodney wide 60km/h speed limits proposed, feedback closes today


I have been shocked to learn that AT have proposed almost Rodney-wide local road speed reductions to a blanket 60km/h in what they’re calling a new ‘Rural Zone’. I’ve been shocked because I only learnt about this today, Monday 28th August, and their public consultation / feedback, closes TODAY.

All roads captured in that area will be reduced to 60km/h in a blanket zone based speed reduction. – This avoids SH16, that is not under AT’s direct control.

This is being proposed here:

The interactive map is here:

You are invited to provide feedback here:

I’m amazed we haven’t heard anything about this in the media or perhaps I’ve just been living under a rock…?



Two dogs have turned up…. (West Coast Rd, near fire-station)

Two dogs have recently turned up at 374 West Coast road, almost getting hit on the road.
They’ve been taken up to the house for safety and are being looked after in the garage until their owners make themselves known.
Please call Alison on 0272299315 if they’re yours…

Missing Cat – Hawkens Rd.

Dear community,
Our bellowed cat Iriska is missing from our house in Hawkens Road.
She is 2 years old short-haired manx (born with no tail) female, black with a white spot on her chest.
She had never gone too far from our house and always stayed inside during nights.
We are worrying if she might have gotten into a possum trap somehow.
If you see her, please do let us know. We will appreciate any help in locating her.
Call or text Pavel on 0221925730

Rural Deliveries


I wanted to send a message out to all Ahuroa
residents & surrounding areas regarding the closure of West Coast Rd, which affects all deliveries. For those who are waiting on parcels, or for anyone who has any questions please contact me on 0210511549.

Kind Regards
Fran Beazley
Sent from my iPhone

Ahuroa Fire Station opening daily…

From this afternoon, our Fire Station will be open for showers & cooking from 1700-1900hrs (5-7pm) for the rest of the week or until power is restored.

Missing Cat – Jackson – from Hawkens Rd

Our cat Jackson has gone walkabout from Hawkens Road, Ahuroa, it’s now been 9 days.

He’s a Ragdoll & around 6kgs, he’s a big boy and a big softy so he will probably come to you if you called his name.

I’ve contacted most of our neighbours this week so if anyone has seen him can they please call Sarah 0210652576 or Mark 02102423007.
He is wearing a purple collar with a name tag, is chipped & has a shaved patch on his head from visit to the vet recently.

Thanks so much